And a Little Child Shall Lead Them: An Open Letter to My Children

Bottle it up . . . That’s what I want to do. I want to bottle up your innocence and your smile and your glorious little laugh. I want to bottle up your wonder and your warm hugs and crooked drawings and save them for a rainy day.   If I had it my way, […]

Jesus Left This Here Just for You – Click Here to Pick it Up

  You are weak. I am strong. You are in need. I am able. You are sick. I am healer. You are rejected. I am your friend. You are inadequate. I am enough. You are lonely. I am here. Whatever it is that you are. Never forget . . . I AM. JESUS

TO: You FROM: I AM

  What you are going through right now seems like a never ending supply of “wrong place-wrong time”. Your answer . . . it’s running late. When you are tempted to look down the road and wonder why you don’t see me yet – consider Lazarus. I didn’t want to show up with chicken soup […]

Taking the Lid off Your God

In Amish country right now somewhere far from the confinements of busy streets and hurried shoppers . . . ten thousand fireflies light up a distant purple sky. Suddenly, dusk is transformed by small samplings of light that flicker and shine with some kind of energy we can’t even begin to define except for holy. […]

To: You Love: Jesus

  Savior, Redeemer, Almighty, God – I AM. But of all the things I AM . . . I am also your friend. I know you work and you reason to figure out the things in your life that just don’t seem to “fit”. And I want you to know that I understand. Life doesn’t […]

Believing with Your Eyes Closed

    Christopher Pike once said “Nothing is as it seems.” And he was absolutely right. Our eyes deceive us. Light reflects off tiny, far away objects casting big, menacing shadows on floorboards hundreds of feet away.  Suddenly, the tiny objects don’t look so tiny anymore. Instead they look catastrophic. Coat racks become man eating […]